North Korea: A Message of Peace
North Korea called for an end to hostile relations with the United States in a New Year’s message on Friday, the official news agency KCNA reported. In a report on a joint newspaper editorial, the news agency said “the fundamental task for ensuring peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in the rest of Asia” was to end the hostile relationship between North Korea and the United States. The report also said that North Korea’s “consistent stand” was to work toward a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.President Obama wrote a letter to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, last month to urge North Korea to return to nuclear disarmament talks.
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Is this the first step towards actually de-militarizing the DMZ? Do the South Koreans actually care for reunification? Will the United States formally finish what was started over 57 years ago? Or, is this simply North Korean rhetoric to get more aid? What will happen if the Korea's become reunited? Will we see a repeat of West/East Germany? Does anyone care?Let's see what 2010 holds for us.